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Speed Queen Washer Leaking Grease Into Drum

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I've got a approx. 10 year old Speed Queen (so-called) Commercial Heavy Duty Washer, Extra Large Capacity. Model No. is AWM392W, s/n R9310016817 582B. Their is brown/green grease coming out from underneath the agitator during the spin cycle and is staining my clothese. It doesn't leave noticeable amounts in the drum every time but I've noticed that it's got on several articles of clothing lately in almost every load.

Is their some sort of seal underneath the agitar whereby the grease is being slung out? How do I get the agitator out of this model? Is this transmission grease and is it fatal? Any and all help would be appreciated. This washer has been trouble free up till now (unlike it's mate a matching SQ dryer), other than on the permanent press cycle, the water won't shut off on the rinse cycle. I've worked around that by not using that cycle, just regular or gentle.

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It is probably just a build up of fabric softener/scum from under the agitator and/or the drum.

You want to put 1 cup of  dishwasher powder , set it to hot wash, highest water level, and a heavy wash cycle (if possible), and start the cycle. 

Let us know how it works ;).

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No, this is definitely grease. It looks almost exactly like the green grease used in automotive front-end zirk fittings. I've now noticed it leaving tiny lines of it radiating outward in the bottom of the drum under the agitator. Wiped it out with paper tissue, definitely grease. I can't figure out how to remove the agitator on this. No top fitting to remove to get to a nut or something. Perhaps it will just pull upwards to remove?

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There could be a clamping screw on the side of the agitator (recessed).  Check here before busting a gut trying to rip the thing out.:headbang:

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I am having the EXACT same problem with my Speed Queen washer as well.  Please tell how you fixed it!!!

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ITS YOUR TRANMISSION.   I  HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, REPLACE OR BUY NEW WASHER

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From Bob Sankie:

Hold on there........ If it IS a speed Queen and its less than 10 years old they will replace the transmission (parts only)

Bob Sankie

Coastal Appliance Heating & AC

San Diego's North County

www.coastalappliances.com

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I talked to two area appliance repairmen that I trust. Both said it was the transmission and was beyond economical repair. Even if under parts warranty, the labor would still make it beyond economical repair and neither wanted to tackle it. Sears had a sale this past weekend on Kenmore/Whirlpools. Got a new deluxe 70 series model, two speed, 5 cycle, a bigger tub and very quiet. $349 delivered and they hauled away the old one and no interest for one year. It was too hard to pass up.

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You made a good decision..... ;)  As long as it was not a Calypso or Catalyst....what is the model number, series tells us nothing except what line it is.

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